Celestron FirstScope Telescope


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    Celestron FirstScope Telescope

    Retailing for less than $130, many people are surprised at how easy it is to see the rings of Saturn and moons of Jupiter with this excellent budget telescope, which is guaranteed to make any child excited! The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy, with its quality Dobsonian reflector design featuring a comfortable 76mm aperture.

    Ideal as an entry level astronomical telescope, the FirstScope is very easy to observe with. The user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design additionally makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure.

    In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, we are able to offer you the portable Celestron FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us.

    The Celestron FirstScope was designed as an ideal entry-level optic for observing the Moon and planets on a budget. This cheap but excellent tabletop telescope features a Newtonian reflector optical design, and comes with two fully multi-coated 1.25″ diameter eyepieces that yield 15x and 75x magnifications. The manual tabletop alt-azimuth mount gives you easy control of the telescope for tracking near and deep-sky objects. This telescope is easy to assemble and transport, so you can spend less time setting up and more time enjoying the night sky.

    Optical Tube Info:
    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture (mm) 76 mm (2.99 in)
    Focal Length 300 mm (12 in)
    Focal Ratio 3.95
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 15 x
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 4 mm (0.16 in)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 2 75 x
    Highest Useful Magnification 100
    Lowest Useful Magnification 11 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.9
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.83 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 1.53 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 118 x
    Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty

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